ISU - Summer 2024


UAE In Talks With Russia On Training Emirati Astronauts For International Space Station Missions

Russian news outlets TASS and Pravda are reporting that the UAE Space Agency and Roscosmos have held talks at the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, about training Emirati astronauts and then launching them from Russian soil to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as 2019. Sergey …

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Talia Acquires Northport Teleport In Iraq

Talia Limited, a leading communication provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, announces the acquisition of Northport, a licensed broadcast teleport operator in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. As Talia look to continue expansion within the country and support of existing broadcast customers, the acquisition of Northport …

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UAE’s MBRSC Participates In The 68th International Astronautical Congress

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will participate in the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, between September 25-29, 2017. The IAC is one of the leading space conferences worldwide, attended by presidents and CEOs of international space agencies, decision makers, researchers, academics, and professionals in the …

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UAE’s Etisalat and Intelsat Expand Relationship, Creating Gateway to Intelsat Epic NG Services for the Middle East


Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Etisalat UAE, a leading telecommunications services provider in the Middle East and Africa, today detailed their plan to expand the distribution of Intelsat EpicNG services in the Middle East region. Under a multiyear expansion, …

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NASA Awards SSL Next Phase Funding For Dragonfly On-Orbit Assembly Program, Demonstrates Confidence In Public Private Partnership For Space Robotics

Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that NASA has awarded the next phase of funding for its ground-breaking Dragonfly on-orbit satellite assembly programme. The contract modification to move forward with the detailed design of a semi-autonomous robotic system for in-space satellite …

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Turkish ANSP and Aireon to Collaborate on Real-Time Space-Based ADS-B Implementation

Aireon has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), Turkey’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). DHMI has agreed to collaborate with Aireon and intends to utilize space-based ADS-B to augment its current surveillance capabilities and also utilize it …

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